Tuesday, June 28, 2005

ZWI-Zamboning While Impaired

He had a few too many:
A New Jersey man's Zamboni driving has been put on ice.

Authorities said John Peragallo was drunk when he drove the four-ton ice cleaning machine at a sports arena in Morristown on Sunday.

Police said an employee reported that the machine was speeding and nearly crashing into boards.

Police say Peragallo had a blood-alcohol level of 0.12 percent. People are legally drunk in New Jersey at 0.08 percent.

The 63-year-old could lose his driver's license for motor vehicles and Zambonis if he's convicted.
There is only two places in the state of Minnesota where you can legally operate a vehicle under the influence, and they are both MNDOT test centers, like the one near St. Cloud. Anywhere else, including farm fields, private properties, and even ice rinks, will subject you to the full wrath of the DWI/DUI laws.

In most places, it doesn't matter what you are controlling, be it a car, a Zamboni, or even a horse.


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